[Conference] Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict since 1945

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Since the end of the Second World War, the nature and depiction of geopolitical conflicts have changed in technology, scale and character. The Cold War political landscape saw many anti-colonial struggles for liberation and national identity become proxy battlegrounds for the major powers. Wars continue to be waged in the name of democracy and terror, and in the interests of linguistic, theological and racial worldviews and migration and displacement are again at the top of the agenda.

As the technologies of war have shifted, so have the technologies of making pictures. This conference seeks to engage with these phenomena through critically engaged approaches to the processes of visualisation, their methodologies and epistemologies to contribute to our understanding of the ways conflicts are pictured. The intention is to expand the field of enquiry beyond localised, thematic or media-specific approaches and to encourage new perspectives on the material and visual cultures of pictures.
24 May 201825 May 2018

[Conference] Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict since 1945

Abbreviated titlePictures of War
Event duration24 May 201825 May 2018
Location of eventManchester Metropolitan University
CityManchester
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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